The Only 3 Things You Need to Live a Meaningful Life
How to live a meaningful life. A man stands in a hallway and has two directions to choose.

April 30, 2019

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There are a few people in life who seem to have it all figured out. They have crystal clarity on their goals and dreams. They know exactly who they are, what they want to be, how they can make a difference and live a meaningful life.   Then there’s the rest of us. Most of […]
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A Book Recommendation (Plus: Upcoming Giveaway!)
VisionSpring Founder Jordan Kassalow, left, fits a young boy for a set of reading glasses.

April 16, 2019

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Next month’s episode of Crazy Good Turns features an interview with Jordan Kassalow. He’s the Founder of VisionSpring, one of the biggest social impact businesses in the world. Jordan’s story is an amazing one, and his pioneering work has enabled millions of people around the world to live a fuller and more productive life through […]
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How to Make More Than a Living
April Tam Smith and Graham Smith hold hands on their wedding day.

April 2, 2019

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Meet two people who give away 90% of what they earn -- and say they get so much more in return.
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The Surprising Secret of Success
The daughter of a Home Depot associate shares why she's proud of her parent.

March 12, 2019

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My favorite video ever has never been on TV or Netflix. But you can watch it here. We showed this clip at a Home Depot store managers meeting many years ago. It was a way to say “thank you” to our associates, who very much deserved it. But I still show it frequently today, because […]
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Here’s Something to Look Forward to
Beautiful sunrise over the mountain.

February 26, 2019

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Good news, everybody: Season Four of Crazy Good Turns starts this Sunday, March 3. The episode features Edward Bailey, who runs an addiction treatment center outside Atlanta called No Longer Bound. No Longer Bound’s unique and unusual approach to treatment has been remarkably successful. But Edward’s own life is also remarkable. In fact, he was once […]
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My Weekend at Bernie’s
A Home Depot Store Managers meeting, seen from above.

February 13, 2019

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  BERNIE MARCUS is one of the founders of The Home Depot. He’s also one of the most generous philanthropists in the country. We featured him on Crazy Good Turns during Season 2 — one of my favorite episodes. I think it captures some of the spark that makes him unique as an entrepreneur and […]
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Check Out the Smiles on These Kids’ Faces

October 16, 2018

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Here’s something that will make your day brighter.   Those are just some of the smiles to come from our campaign so far. The pictures are from games this season at Oklahoma and Ohio State, which hosted 10 kids and their caretakers. Those families attended at no cost, thanks to those of you who’ve signed […]
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Marginalia: A Better Way to Read
Handwritten notes in the margin of a book atop a wooden table.

October 8, 2018

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My father left me a wonderful collection of books. Even better, he left me books that contained his written comments in the margins. His comments make the book live for me. Those books are far more important to me because of his comments. I learn from, and connect to, his presence — even from simple […]
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12 Camps for Kids Who Need a Little Help

August 7, 2018

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Think back to the best summer camp you ever attended, and days spent exploring the woods, playing capture the flag, and climbing rock walls likely come to mind. Sure, the activities were a blast, but experts say that when you (or your kids) spend a week or weekend at camp, something even more powerful happens. […]
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